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May 24, 2011
Sunday Morning Service Schedule:
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II with music
[4th Sunday of each month - Holy Eucharist Rite I at 8:00 a.m., Morning Prayer and Holy Communion Rite I at 10:30 a.m.]
Church school and nursery child care during the 10:30 a.m. liturgy

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Serving this Sunday
May 29, 2011

Presider & Preacher:
The Rev. Robert Ficks
The Rev. deniray mueller
Eucharistic Ministers:

8 - Bill Bronson
10:30 - Susan McKinley
8 - David White
10:30 - Nick Tepe
Director of Music/Liturgist:
Kevin N. Wines

Sarah Hobbs, Lizzie VanDeusen

8 - Don & Judy McKissick
10:30 - Steve Maher
Altar Guild:

8 - Rhoda Allen
10:30 - Lynn Giljahn
In the Garden Hosts:
Mark & Amelia Lewis


Sunday's Service bulletin
is available online. Click here.
Sunday's lectionary:
Easter 6
Acts 17:22-31
Psalm 66:7-18
1 Peter 3:13-22
John 14:15-21Facebook link

Parish Calendar
Click this image for the
day-to-day schedule at Trinity Church.


Summer Worship Schedule:

Beginning June 12 through (and including) September 4

One combined service on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Nursery and child care during the liturgy

footprintsREADY, SET, GO:

We Are Walking During The Easter Season.
Don't be left out for a great time to walk and see all the beautiful signs of spring. Flowers are bursting with color. Talk to your friends and have them join a scheduled walk. It is not a late to walk for pledges. Any amount will help Trinity. Click the image for complete detals and to download any forms from the website or call Dale Deubler if you have any questions.


Usher for the 10:30 a.m. liturgy—Contact Steve Maher at (cell/home) 740-412-0552 or (work) 614-644-8328; if you are interested in joining the ushers guild for the 10:30 services. Welcome Trinity members, guests, and newcomers. Serve as Trinity's ambassador and provide the first smiling face many see on Sunday morning. Judy McKissick, who coordinates the 8:00 ushers would also love to hear from those interested in ushering at that service.
Lectors—Anyone interested in reading the first lesson during the 10:30 a.m. service, please call Karen Sellman, (614) 237-9539 to select a date. If you get voice mail, please leave a message with your date preference(s).
Coffee Hour Hosts
—For 8:00 a.m. congregants please speak to Rhoda Allen. For 10:30 a.m., please speak to Emily Pucker or go to the online Doodle poll to sign up.

Thanks to the Layweeders:

The Lay Weeders' first ever Trinity Plant Sale was a modest success, despite the rain and the stunning lack of interest in ivy from the church garden; the sale brought in over $400. Thanks to all who offered plants and/or worked the sale: Jay and Kate Blakeslee, Chad and Courtney Clark, Kitty Morton Epler, Susan McKinley, Jeff McNealey, Kent Phillips, Pat Rugola, and Al Sheppard and Dale Deubler. Thanks also to Kevin Wines for logistical support, and special thanks to Jay and Kate Blakeslee and Kent Phillips for extraordinary post-sale efforts.
shortnorth sale If you missed the German Village Valuables Sale and want to help out—or just want to shop more—Trinity will be opening shop at the home of Dale Deubler and Al Sheppard on June 4th, during the Short North yard sale. 9am to 3pm at 112 Buttles Ave. 291-0055. We would like to have volunteers sign up for 2 hours shifts or for the day. Please speak to Joel Norris, Al or Dale to volunteer time.


Please don't forget our neighbors on the street. New dry socks are essential for this time of year. We have many weekday requests for snacks and canned self-opening food items as well. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Advancement/Fun Team to meet

Thursday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Library… Planning for future community building and FUNdraising events for Trinity Parish.  All interested in getting in on the ground floor of future events are welcome to attend.

Pastoral Care Ministry Team offers training day for participants

On Saturday, June 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Rev Canon Anne Wrider will offer a morning session of pastoral care training.  Included will be Scriptural reflection, some discussion of pastoral theology, and pastoral care by laity and clergy together.
Canon Wrider has a background in psychotherapy, and will address
1) listening skills
2) confidentiality and interpersonal boundaries
3) recognizing "Red Flags" in pastoral conversations, and what to do about it
4) resources for pastoral follow-through

Common Ministry Team to gather for dinner
Wednesday, June 8 at 6:15 p.m.

Over the past 18 months, Trinity has joined with five other congregations in the Diocese of Southern Ohio in the pilot expression of “Common Ministry.”  Our Common Ministry Team, convened by Emily Pucker and Debbie Wiedwald, has brought fresh eyes to our parish committees and ministry teams, asked penetrating questions about new opportunities for ministry in our common parish life and in our wider community, and explored diverse styles of congregational life and ministry with other leaders in the Diocese.
This group will make a report to the vestry at its June meeting, and now seeks your insights on a wide range of ministry opportunities.  Please join the Common Ministry Team at this dinner/conversation.  Your input, imagination, and commitments are all essential for our common ministry.


Operating from June - August, SummerQuest is Amethyst’s 12-week intensive intervention day camp for children ages 6-14 whose mothers are involved in our long-term addiction recovery program. SummerQuest provides a unique opportunity in the Columbus community for women and children who are working to recover their lives from addiction, mental illness, violence and poverty. The children served by SummerQuest have needs that exceed the programmatic abilities at more traditional summer programs. Nationally-acclaimed and supported by the Columbus community, SummerQuest aims to break the cycle of addiction, violence and poverty and provides the tools and framework for families to thrive. Click the image for more details.
 Camp Highlights:
  • Providing about 13,000 hours of service to kids each summer
  • Serving 35-40 kids per day, and about 50 over the entire summer
  • Award-winning: Exemplary Prevention Program Award from NASADAD and CSAP
  • Introducing an evidence-based cirriculum, Celebrating Families.
  • Enhancing the summer leadership program for teens: with the acquisition of a new van, teens can move off campus more often to participate in more volunteer opportunities and to be more involved with job readiness training.


We pray for all who are sick or suffering at this time, Walter East, Robert Malone, Nancy Zafris, Rachael Friend, Ron Whaley, Jasson Kabaira,  Sharon Whaley, Carrie, Stowers, Alice Jean Bush, Molly Morris,  Joanne Giroux, Bob & Jodie Park, and others whom we name silently or aloud.
We pray for Brianna Maher, Capt. Brian Smith, Jordan Sellman, Ted Abad, Private Dan Williamson, Cynthia Epler, Matt Schumann, Commander Scott Whaley, Specialist Michael A. Martin, Staff Sgt. Robert A Griffith Jr. and all who serve our country overseas and at home.
We remember all who work for peace around the world, especially  in Syria, Libya, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Birthdays:  Richard Hillis, Donald McKissick, Bill Form, Evan Jakovlic
Anniversary:    Debbie Wiedwald and Steve Blackburn
We pray for all who have died and those who are suffering from the devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri.


Parish Life - Jori McDevitt, Vestry Liaison (VL), Julie Newhall, chair—Plans social activities for the parish throughout the year.
Stewardship - Darren Meyer, VL—Nurtures and develops year 'round giving of time, talent, and treasures of parishioners.
Buildings & Grounds - Nick Tepe VL, Alan Sheppard, chair—Oversees the maintenance of the Church facilities, organizes periodic "spruce-up days" and considers improvements to our interior and exterior space..
Worship, Music & Arts - Bill Mains, VL, Kevin N. Wines, chair—Participates in structuring worship services and plans special music, concerts, and evening services.
Formation - Joel Norris, VL—Develops the Christian education programs for adults and youth.
Community Ministries - Chiseko Hamisi, VL, Bill Bronson, chair—Develops and participates in programs reflecting Trinity's mission to the community.
Altar Guild - Susan Crompton, chair —Prepares the altar for Holy Eucharist and maintains the altar and linens.
Pastoral Care - Judy McKissick, VL, Mary Gahbauer, convener - Offers support for fellow congregation members in time of need.
Future Trinity - Bill Mains, VL;
Personnel - Don Galbraith, VL, Richard Burnett, chair;
Leadership Development - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Richard Burnett, chair;
Communications - Nick Tepe, VL
Finance Committee - Jerry Sellman, VL, Courtney Clark, chair;
Endowment - Debbie Wiedwald, VL, Jeff McNealey, chair
Trinity Episcopal Church on Capitol Square
125 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 221-5351; fax (614) 221-3716